"The Reverse Crunch:
Another From Our Best Ab Exercises Collection"

The reverse crunch wins the test for one of the best ab exercises around. This exercise will help you develop that strong, sexy midline you strive for.

Concerned about lower abs?

"What if I told you there was no such thing as lower ab isolation?"


Many folks view the muscle that runs from your ribs to your pelvis as segmented.

Guess what? It's not! Check out our anatomy page if you want to know more.

If not...Let's focus on that entire muscle when doing the reverse crunch for maximum results! After all, we are all striving for a sleek, strong midline.

"How Do I Do A Reverse Crunch?"

  1. Lie face up on the floor or a yoga mat.

  2. Place hands behind head without pulling.

    • If you are a beginner, keep hands at your side.

    • Intermediates cross hands over chest.

  3. Raise legs straight in the air with feet over the hips.

  4. Inhale, exhale and pull your belly button in towards your spine and hold.

  5. Inhale, exhale and raise hips using your abdominal muscles to lift hips off of floor.

    • If hands are on floor, resist the temptation to press with them.

  6. Back and shoulders remain on floor.

  7. Keep belly button pulled in toward your spine.

  8. Inhale and lower hips

  9. Exhale and lift hips off floor.

Repeat 10 to 15 times, performing 2 to 3 sets of the reverse crunch.

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